Quick start: use the Guide Index to the left to find treatises on your topic.
Use treatises--books on legal topics--to begin your research. They will help you save time by providing explanation, analysis, context, and tips on the most relevant primary sources.
Treatises range from single volume overviews for students to extensively detailed multi-volume sets for practitioners. They may come in the form of bound books updated with pocket parts or supplements, or in the form of loose-leafs with easily replaced pages.
If you need help finding a relevant treatise, this guide will provide you with some of the most useful titles in each subject. We have noted if and where the treatise is available on online. Please keep in mind that this availability may change without notice.
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Hover over the A-B tab above to access these topics:
Admiralty & Maritime Law
Agency, Partnerships, & Limited Liability Corporations
American Law & Jurisprudence
Hover over the C-E tab above to access these topics:
Copyright (see also Intellectual Property)
Corporations (see also Non-Profit Corporations)
Criminal Law and Procedure
Eminent Domain (see Takings)
Hover over the F-K tab above to access these topics:
Federal Practice and Procedure
Indian Law (see Native American Law)
Intellectual Property (see also Copyright, Patents, and Trademarks)
Hover over the L-M tab above to access these topics:
Labor and Employment Law
Law and Philosophy
Libel and Slander
Municipal Law (see also Zoning and Planning)
Hover over the N-S tab above to access these topics:
Native American Law
Non-Profit Corporations (see also Corporations)
Patents (see also Intellectual Property)
Hover over the T-Z tab above to access these topics:
Taxation of Financial Products
Trademarks (see also Intellectual Property)
Trusts and Estates
Zoning and Land Use Law (see also Municipal Law)
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